Gimme Shelter©

Linda E. Ross Property Management offers two courses under its Gimme Shelter© series of workshops:

  • A Course to Prepare for Home Rental or Ownership On First Nations’ Lands ©
  • A Course to Train Housing Managers On First Nations’ Lands ©

The course outlines for each of these workshops are as follows:

A Course to Prepare for Home Rental Or
Ownership On First Nations’ Lands

Although this course is specifically designed for First Nations Members living On Reserve/Settlement/Treaty Lands, there are tips for those moving to Urban or Rural settings.

  • Part 1: Introduction and Welcome/Historical Impacts on Housing Today
  • Part 2: Honouring Our Homes: What Constitutes a Good Tenant/Home Owner
  • Part 3: Money Smarts: Basic Budgeting and Planning
  • Part 4: Preparing to Rent or Own On First Nations Lands
  • Part 5: How to Maintain Your Housing
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution

For Fee structure and more detailed information

please call: 250 381-9336 Or e-mail: admin@lindaeross.ca


A Course to Train Housing Managers
on First Nations’ Lands

Although this course is specifically designed for Housing Managers working on Reserve/Settlement/Treaty Lands, it can be adapted for Housing Managers working in Urban Native Housing Societies.
This course is also suitable for all Housing staff, Housing Committee Members and Council Members.

    • Part 1: Introduction and Welcome/Historical Impacts on Housing Today: Tenures of Housing Built Under Different Programs and Housing Manager Responsibilities
    • Part 2: Financial Management
      • Capital planning;
      • Replacement Reserve Calculations;
      • Balanced Operating Budgets;
      • Interim Shelter Agreements;
      • Home Maintenance Agreements – Financial;
      • Insurance;
      • Arrears Management.
    • Part 3: Asset Management
      • Construction Management;
      • Maintenance Management;
      • Repairs and Renovations;
      • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program;
      • Replacement Reserve and Life Cycle Planning.
    • Part 4: Policy Development/Procedures and Forms
    • Part 5: Human Resource Management
    • Part 6: Tenant Relationship Building
      • Conflict Resolution;
      • Role of the Housing Committee;
      • Tenant Education/Training.

Purpose:

Property Management is at the core of everything Housing Managers do. Maintaining high quality housing stock is the major goal of any Housing Manager. Everything a Housing Manager does, from writing proposals, to managing construction programs, to counselling Tenants, and advising decision makers, should result in better housing conditions for the First Nation.

A Housing Manager’s first responsibility is to ensure that the First Nation’s investment in its housing stock and assets is maintained or enhanced. At the same time, a Housing Manager, must provide the highest level of service possible to the Tenants and users of that property with the funds and resources available.

For Fee structure and more detailed information

please call: 250 381-9336 Or e-mail: admin@lindaeross.ca 

As of March 2019, over 200 First Nations’ Members have graduated so far from the “A Course to prepare for Home Rental Or Ownership on First Nations’ Lands” and that over 50 Housing managers have graduated from the “Course to Train Housing Managers on First Nations’ Lands”.

Gimme Shelter has also graduated 3 Trainers that are now able to provide the Gimme Shelter training to their own First Nation.

Participating Nations, so far, include:

Tsawwassen First Nation
Snuneymuxw First Nation
Seine River First Nation
Stu’minus First Nation
Kwadacha Nation
Scia’new First Nation
Hesquiaht
Ehattesaht
Nuchatlaht
Tseshaht
Dididaht
Mohachaht/Muchalaht

*NTC Tribal Council for the Housing Managers’ Course and co ordination of the Gimme Shelter Course for Home Rental or Ownership for their Member Nations.

 

Quotes:

“This workshop makes me so proud that First Nations are all learning together. Thanks so much for coming to our Nation.” – Elder

“Great course for young adults just starting to move out from home.” – Participant

“This course was very helpful in teaching people how to maintain and the basics of housing. This should continue for sure.” – Participant

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